Author : HASSAN MD TAREQ | Updated : 2021/09/09
- A cmdlet is a lightweight command that is used in the PowerShell environment
- Commands for PowerShell are known as cmdlets. Cmdlets are native PowerShell commands. In addition to cmdlets, PowerShell allows you to run any command available on your system
- Cmdlets are collected into PowerShell modules that can be loaded on demand
- Cmdlets can be written in any compiled .NET language or in the PowerShell scripting language itself
- A cmdlet is a single command that participates in the pipeline semantics of PowerShell. This includes binary (C#) cmdlets, advanced script functions, CDXML, and Workflows.
- Cmdlets perform an action and typically return a Microsoft .NET object to the next command in the pipeline
- The PowerShell runtime invokes these cmdlets within the context of automation scripts that are provided at the command line (also invokes them programmatically through PowerShell APIs)
- Pipeline is a command chain in which output of one command goes to next command as input
A pipeline is a series of commands connected by pipeline operators ( ) (ASCII 124)
- Each pipeline operator sends the results of the preceding command to the next command.
- The output of the first command can be sent for processing as input to the second command, and so on…
- Details: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_pipelines